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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus wants you to be a winner. Winners root for Navy. Like Midshipman 1st Class Rylan Tuohy before them, Mabus and his team decided to channel a topical pop cultural moment with the leader’s 2015 Army-Navy video. If you’ve watched live television (or forgotten to fast-forward through your DVR’d commercials) at all this year, you’ve likely seen the two Robe Lowes or Tony Romos — one cool and one creepy, etc. — from DirectTV’s viral advertising campaign. In a nod to those ads, Mabus presents as two football fans: One Navy and one Army. One is looking forward to…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svU2317XiPw Midshipman 1st Class Rylan Tuohy promised a blowout for his final Army-Navy game spirit spot, and he has delivered. With cameos from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the video wraps together the academy’s prospective 14th-straight Army-Navy game win with the fall’s “Star Wars” fever in what’s more of a short film than a quick spot. But rather than capitalize on the forthcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Tuohy kept it old school, re-imagining “Star Wars: A New Hope” as the tale of a mid in distress. Midshipman Leia is held captive…

Since the first military burial on May 13, 1864, Arlington National Cemetery has become the final resting place for more than 400,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and their families. Those who on Sept. 11, 2001, died only a few hundred yards away at the Pentagon are buried here, as are the Challenger astronauts. Fifteen thousand soldiers from the Civil War — Union and Confederate — rest in Section 27 and Section 13, known as the Field of the Dead. Four thousand freed slaves, many identified only as “Citizen,” and two presidents also are buried at Arlington. Section 60 is the…

In what is quickly becoming the “Gangnam Style” of 2013, the services are going head to head in the “Harlem Shake.” If you’re unfamiliar with the spastic dance move, it involves a single masked person dancing in a room full of people, who ignore the dancer. After maybe 15 seconds, the entire thing erupts into a giant dance party full of crazy moves, costumes and thrashing. First up is the Naval Academy, featuring the 13th Company and a man in a blue suit. My only question: where did that mid find a horse head mask? The Coast Guard Academy also…

Think you have what it takes to make a hit Army-Navy spirit spot? NAVADMIN 337/12, released today, has all the rules you need to follow if you’re thinking of making a spot, either for Youtube or to submit to CBS Sports to be aired during the game. You can check out the NAVADMIN for full details, but here’s a quick rundown: Who?: Sailors at home and abroad who are rooting for Navy! What?: Broadcast-quality spirit spots. If the video is being submitted for consideration by CBS, the spot must be 30 seconds or less. If it’s for Youtube or other…

No matter how much you loved your sub and how well you can march, or the weird ideas that fermented in your brain after weeks underway without sunlight, you never, not once, thought of doing anything like the formations the West Virginia University Marching Band pulled off. The whole clip is good and worth a peek, but the Navy stuff starts at 2:50. It’s tough to say what detail is the best – the submerging sub or the turning screws. It’s not clear when the band performed, but the clip was uploaded Nov. 6, the day after the Mountaineers lost…

A survey of home prices in college towns by Coldwell Banker shows that Annapolis, Md., home to the Naval Academy, is the 10th most expensive college town for home-buying. The College Home Listing Report compared the average listing price for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the towns and cities of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools. The average list price for an Annapolis home was $522,420, according to the report, and was 10th behind such cities as No. 2 Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University, average listing $1,232,0700); No. 3 Honolulu (University of Hawaii, average $779,419) and No. 8 Seattle (University…

Army Secretary John McHugh gave the Navy — and in particular, its ship acquisition strategy — a poke in the ribs Monday at the annual Association of the U.S. Army meeting in Washington. According to CNN reporter Lisa Sylvester, McHugh took his shot in the context of the Columbus Day holiday: “But I’m a little confused as to why we’re kicking this great Army celebration off on Columbus Day,” McHugh said. “Frankly, I always thought of Columbus Day was kind of more of a Navy holiday. And I don’t mean it because of that 1492 ocean blue stuff, but in…

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